Quantcast
Latest Stories
Latest Stories | Today's Inquirer | Hot Reads

NEWS

Dry spell set to intensify, trigger stronger storms

The dry spell in the country will worsen in the coming months, continuing the drought in many provinces and possibly triggering stronger storms, the weather bureau warned on Friday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday said the El Niño phenomenon, or the warming of ocean temperatures that is causing the dry […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senate probers to recall Ongpin on Boy Scout deal

The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee investigating allegations of corruption against Vice President Jejomar Binay will subpoena businessman Roberto Ongpin to force him to appear in a hearing on a joint venture deal between his Alphaland Corp. and the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Friday. Pimentel, the subcommittee chair, told […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino brushes off critics, says PH is ready for K-12 program

“We are ready.” A defiant President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said the country was “ready” for the K-12 program as he brushed aside criticisms of the law from a group that held a protest rally while he spoke at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). “Despite the initiatives we have accomplished, we know there […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Vice President’s side was ignored, Binay camp laments

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday denied the claim of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee that he did not answer allegations of overpricing in the construction of Makati City Hall Building II. Lawyer Rico Quicho, spokesperson for Binay, reminded the senators that Binay submitted a notarized affidavit on Nov. 6, 2014, “debunking […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Poe signs report vs Binay

Distancing herself from the opposition, Sen. Grace Poe signed the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee’s partial report recommending plunder and graft charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay. Poe was one of the first four senators who signed the draft partial report, according to Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, chair of the blue ribbon subcommittee that investigates charges […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

Scientific tool vs HIV

Sen. Tito Sotto recently went ballistic over news that the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) has green-lighted a program that will see the government distributing free syringes and needles to drug addicts in a barangay in Cebu City. At first glance, the outrage seems justified. Giving addicts access to drug paraphernalia would only encourage them, and […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Cause for celebration

There’s some really good news that gives us cause for celebration, and there’s also some bad news that gives us cause for concern. First, the good news: We have made some solid strides in our fight against corruption. While preparing for a talk at the Asian Development Bank, I looked at Transparency International’s Corruption Perception […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

All-time high personal optimism

Last Tuesday (5/26/2015), SWS reported that 42 percent of Filipino adults, as surveyed nationwide in March 2015, expect their personal quality of life (QOL) to improve in the next 12 months, and only 5 percent expect it to worsen. (The balance from 100 percent expect their QOL to remain the same.) The implied net personal […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Double standards

A strange news item was carried by the Inquirer last Wednesday, titled “Ombudsman upholds condonation doctrine.” It concerns the case of the ex-mayor of Muntinlupa in which the Office of the Ombudsman affirms the very same doctrine it swiftly rejected when it was invoked by Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.

Posted: May 29th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Roxas-Binay face-off

Recent signs herald a face-off between Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Vice President Jejomar Binay in the 2016 presidential election, which promises to return the nation to a two-party slugging contest and to wean it away from the chaotic multiparty system inherited from the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Posted: May 29th, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

Firms see sustained economic growth

Businesses were slightly more optimistic for the second quarter of the year, although prospects for new hires and expansion of operations were muted, which pointed to lackluster economic growth.

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Stocks close higher

Stocks rebounded Friday after six consecutive days of decline marked by a disappointing report on first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP).

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘Wash sales’ had DBP brass’ blessing

The decision for Development Bank of the Philippines to engage in so-called “wash sales”—an activity prohibited under banking and corporate laws—that resulted in a P717-million loss for the bank was approved at its highest levels.

Posted: May 29th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

BSP: There’s ample cash in circulation

There is enough money circulating in the economy to encourage growth, the central bank said, reiterating its stand that policy settings remain appropriate for the time being.

Posted: May 29th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH stocks down on rate hike fears

Stocks fell sharply yesterday—mirroring stocks across region—as investors in the country and abroad worried about a possible interest rate increase in the United States.

Posted: May 28th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

SPORTS

Emmet, Meralco zap lowly Blackwater

ANDRE Emmet scored 17 points and four others tossed in 10 or more in a balanced Meralco attack last night as the Bolts scored an 87-72 decision of Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts came out of the halftime break with a lot more energy and easily erased […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Filoil hoops: Letran nails solo third, turns back St. Benilde

BONG Quinto knocked in Letran’s last four points as the Knights slipped past St. Benilde, 68-64, to climb to solo third with a 5-2 slate in Group A of the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup yesterday at Filoil Flying V Arena. Quinto topscored with 15 markers, capped by the go-ahead basket, 66-64, and two […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

JRU pulls out; AdU through

ADAMSON edged University of Santo Tomas, 80-77, to clinch a quarterfinal berth even as Jose Rizal U forfeited its game against National U in the 8th Smart-PCABL (Philippine Chinese Amateur Basketball League) Freego Cup last Tuesday at Philippine Buddhacare Academy gym. The JRU management said their players are still in a state of shock following […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

‘Healthy Pacquiao would have won’

Even if Manny Pacquiao was hampered by a right shoulder injury when he fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, Freddie Roach insists the fight could have gone either way.

Posted: May 29th, 2015 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Texters face fading Batang Pier

WITH its stars back in the groove, powerhouse Talk ‘N Text guns for a share of the lead while trying to bury fading Globalport deeper in the standings when they clash today in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

Posted: May 29th, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Surf’s up in Gubat

The seaside town of Gubat in Sorsogon is sleepy, but it might soon spring to life with tourist activity. That’s what the provincial government hopes will happen once surfing aficionados discover Gubat’s charms. “Surfing is an emerging hobby for young people in Gubat. They learn from the older surfers. The stretch of Rizal Beach and […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

‘Don’t be afraid of Basilan’

Nowadays it’s almost impossible to find a place that’s completely untouched by tourism. Locations once considered remote are now accessible by plane, boat, or car. White Beach in Malamawi in Isabela City, Basilan, is a virgin island, blessed with pristine water and white sand. Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman wants the […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

The grateful wanderer

Katrina San Juan in person is as lovely as in her Instagram feed. You may know her through @kattsanjuan and as the creator of the The Daykeeper (@thedaykeeper) datebook. She’s charming, friendly and full of optimism. From those qualities, we know what made The Daykeeper as wonderful as it is. These are what she brings […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tanghalang Pilipino’s Regina De Vera, 26, makes it to Juilliard

The 2013 Gawad Buhay! Best Actress (for ‘Der Kaufmann’) is crowdsourcing funds for her stint at the famed arts school

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

So you want Tessa Valdes’ fancy hats and fascinators

Ask any fashion insider if he/she knows of any Filipino milliners, and chances are, the answer you’ll get is, “Mich Dulce.”

Posted: May 29th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

Love story takes circuitous detours

Not even a quick roll in the hay makes Ellise Manalang (Maja Salvador) and Jojo Ledesma (Dennis Trillo) realize that they’re meant for each other—after all, which other “casual” friends could turn Manila’s flash floods as a convenient excuse to check into a motel? Sparks fly every time their paths cross—but, the brilliant but cash-strapped […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Sex symbol tag flusters ‘Walking Dead’ actor

LOS ANGELES—“Oh, man. Goodness,” a flushed Steven Yeun said. The actor, who plays Glenn Rhee in “The Walking Dead,” was cool and composed earlier in the interview. But, asked about how some Asian-American actors like him are now considered sex symbols as well—a contrast from the earlier Hollywood stereotypical depiction of Asian men as asexual—Steven […]

Posted: May 30th, 2015 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Darren Espanto undaunted by intrigue

Teen singer Darren Espanto may have just gotten his first real taste of show biz intrigue.

Posted: May 29th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Angel Aquino pays tribute to strong women

For actress Angel Aquino, who has two daughters of her own, imparting to women the importance of taking care of themselves is a noteworthy cause.

Posted: May 29th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Vindicated Gerphil bears no ill will

With her third-place finish in the recently concluded AXN show “Asia’s Got Talent (AGT)” in Singapore, does Gerphil Flores feel vindicated over Kris Aquino’s criticisms five years ago?

Posted: May 28th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Marketplace
Advertisement